Thursday, September 21, 2000

A City in the Making


Zoo's history bears repeating

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The bear pits at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden were state-of-the-art in 1900. Designed by Cincinnati architect James McLaughlin and modeled after cages in famous European zoos, they pleased everybody but the bears. The animals were moved to more comfortable grottos in the 1930s.

[photo] Model builder Dave Might recreated the bear pits at the Cincinnati Zoo, circa 1900.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
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        The zoo as it was at the turn of the 20th century is being re-created in 1/64 scale by model builder Dave Might, as part of Cincinnati in Motion, a scale model city under construction in the Cincinnati History Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center.

        The exhibition includes the city's downtown in the 1940s; the West End in the 1930s; Mount Adams in the 1920s; and Mount Auburn and Over-the-Rhine in 1900.

        The first phase of Cincinnati in Motion opened in November 1999. Model-makers have been working to complete the display by Nov. 18.

        Visitors to the Cincinnati History Museum can watch the installation in progress, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

        Admission to the History Museum is $6.50, $4.50 ages 3-12 (combo tickets to other attractions in Museum Center extra). Information: 287-7000.

       



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